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News

21 Dec 2018

New ITV Session Rates

New rates for ITV recording sessions will come into force from 1st January 2019, as follows.

27 Nov 2018

New BPI session rates

New rates for BPI recording sessions will come into force from 1st January 2019.

16 Nov 2018

Report from the joint FIM/AFM International Conference on The Economy of Streaming Media

Musicians’ Union Executive Committee member Rick Finlay has published a report covering the discussion that took place at the conference. It is now available to download, along with the full text of the FIM/AFM’s Burbank Declaration.

01 Nov 2018

New Industry Figures Reveal Surge in Exports, Recording Music and Jobs in Record £4.5 Billion Boost to UK Economy

UK Music’s 2018 Measuring Music report has revealed rises in UK music industry exports, recorded music and publishing revenues and music industry jobs.

18 Oct 2018

Dance Music Industry Backs Music Recognition Technology Being Extended to Nightclubs

PRS for Music and PPL are expanding their distribution policies to include data generated from music recognition technology, in turn improving the accuracy of royalty distributions. This means that any more dance music creators will receive royalties from performances of their music played by DJs in nightclubs.

17 Oct 2018

In-Depth Study on Global Music Listening Habits Released

IFPI released its ‘Music Consumer Insight Report 2018’ earlier this month. The report examines the ways in which music consumers aged 16-64 engage with recorded music across 20 of the world’s largest music markets.

28 Aug 2018

Launch of #LoveMusic Campaign Ahead of Key Copyright Directive Vote on 12 September

September 12 will see a crucial vote on the EU Copyright Directive, which aims to update current legislation and address the balance between billion-pound content platforms, and the meagre profit passed on to the content creators.

09 Aug 2018

Free Soma Skool Production Course Places for MU Members Now Available

Shoogle Studios and the Musicians’ Union have teamed up once again to bring MU members the unmissable opportunity to attend a Soma Skool music production course.